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Old 08-12-2007, 08:18 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by farmerEd View Post, never heard of it, but I downloaded it and took a look. Pretty amazing piece of (free) software. Seems bullet-proof to just about anyones normal privacy concerns (if you are hiding nuclear secrets and the NSA/CIA wants to find out then all bets are off), but for regular folks seems pretty solid; easy to use and very inconspicuous. The fact that it is opensource is good in the sense that there is no "back-door" into the system, unlike (I suspect) almost all commercial stuff.

Of course I suspect that 99.9% of the people that are using it are just hiding porn on their PC......
TrueCrypt is good but not bullet-proof since you can hack the password.
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:28 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Spanky View Post
Nothing is 100% tempered proof, but it will be very difficult to crack the hardware-based encryption protected USB drive such as Iron Key. It is more secured than software-based encryption. Another feature of Iron Key USB drive is that it is waterproof.

Originally Posted by cute fuzzy bunny View Post
I'll take on that challenge. My dog has exceptionally wet lips.

Actually most USB drives are pretty easy to crack
But Spanky was not talking about 'most USB drives', he was talking about the IronKey.

Anyone see any evidence that Ironkey has been cracked?

At any rate, I doubt any of us has any info that is so important that thieves would go through a lot of effort to obtain it. It's like keeping your car locked, thieves will move to an easier target.

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